NVARC In Memoriam

Bob Johnson AB1CV

NVARC member Bob AB1CV became a silent key in May 2020. Bob was active in every NVARC activity, from Field Day to the Groton Road Race. Bob was the official organizer of the Groton Memorial Day Parade and "voluntered" several NVARC members to support that event with public address systems.

Gene Novacek WW4EN

NVARC member Gene WW4EN became a silent key in January 2020. Club members remember Gene’s enthusiasm during the meetings he was able to attend when he wasn’t jet-setting around the world meeting customers of ENCO, the highly successful company that he founded to serve the world's radio/TV broadcast businesses. Gene hosted the annual NVARC picnic for several years in his "barn", which he as a Faraday cage complete with solar and geothermal power, heating, and cooling—and better Internet connectivity than most small towns.

Herm Raymond WW1HR

NVARC member Herm WW1HR became a silent key in September 2018. Herm was a quiet but very supporting NVARC member. Herm enjoyed public service and was one of the initial proponents for NVARC to participate in the "Adopt a Highway" program.

Jesse Creamer W1DEA

NVARC member Jesse W1DEA became a silent key in June 2018. Jesse enjoyed operating almost as much as he enjoyed telling stories at the Saturday informal NVARC breakfast gatherings. Field Day was one of Jesse's favorite NVARC activities.

Larry Sweezey W1ESR

NVARC member Larry W1ESR (previously KB1ESR) became a silent key in October 2016. Larry spearheaded many NVARC public service activities, particularly in the Town of Groton where he volunteered in Groton's Emergency Management Agency and organized the radio communications support for the annual Groton Memorial Day parade. For several years Larry also initiated a youth outreach program, donating Technician license manuals to any young person who expressed interest.

Dan Daigneault N1LLG

NVARC member Dan N1LLG became a silent key in July 2016. Dan was one of NVARC's earliest members and was active in public service in the Town of Groton where he volunteered for many years in Groton's Emergency Management Agency.

Earl "Russ" Russell WR1Y

NVARC member Russ WR1Y became a silent key in March 2014. Russ was NVARC's founder and first President. It was Russ' proposal to organize the local hams in Pepperell and Groton to meet regularly that established NVARC. Russ led NVARC to many community engagements, including the Groton Septemberfest displays where several other area Hams and Hams-to-be were introduced to the new Club.

Dale Sinclair AB1GA

NVARC member Dale AB1GA became a silent key on October 30, 2012. We remember Dale as a gregarious fellow who enjoyed everything technical. Dale and his wife Sara were regulars at the informal Saturday morning breakfast meetings at a local diner where his booming laugh filled the room. In our 2006 Field Day photo gallery is a photo of Dale doing one of the things he enjoyed.

Jim Hanson W1TRC

NVARC member Jim W1TRC became a silent key on February 8 2010. We extend our sympathies to his wife, Wilma, and their family. Jim was born in Concord and raised in Maynard. While in college at Northeastern University he enlisted in ROTC and served in the US Army. Jim worked for Raytheon as an engineer for over 47 years before his retirement. As a radar systems specialist he worked on many projects including the Patriot Missile System and was awarded many patents. He was an active Amateur Radio operator for 60 years and had over 320 countries in DXCC. Jim also served on the Planning Board for the Town of Maynard for 15 years. Read Jim's full obiturary from the Acton Funeral Home Web site.

Den Connors KD2S

Our friend and fellow NVARC member Den KD2S became a silent key on 3 September 2009. We extend our sympathies to Rosemary, Chris, and Mandy. Read the ARRL news item, Den's journal of the progression of his lymphoma, his obituary, and an article in the Lowell Sun about his contributions to the Town of Pepperell.


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